Category Archives: Star Wars

The Last Jedi & Media Literacy as a Moral Imperative

I write readily about the value of popular culture and media literacy to shape critical discourse amongst students. As students are entrenched within the mediated space, it’s a moral imperative for educators to leverage their sanctum to construct, like media … Continue reading

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Why I take my Kids to the Movies.

Imagine this scene: A five year old girl and her soon to be three year old little brother argue outside of a movie multiplex. The brother argues that Alice can’t be a ship Captain because she’s a girl. The sister … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens

The newly launched trailer for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fan boys fantasy come true – a darker tone, mixture of practical and computer effects, gritty close ups of storm troopers and above all else the … Continue reading

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